TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Indiana State head basketball coach Greg Lansing announced today (May 2) that Demetrius Moore will join the Sycamore basketball program in time for the 2013-14 season. Moore has signed an Institutional Financial Aid Agreement and will be eligible immediately to play for Indiana State.
"We are excited to welcome Demetrius to the Sycamore basketball family," Lansing said. "He is a ready-made player coming to us from a strong junior college program at Northwest Florida State. He is an excellent player with a set of skills that will mesh with his teammates right away."
Moore is a 6-8, 225 forward from Paxton, Fla., where he played at Paxton High School before competing during the 2010-11 & 2011-12 campaigns for Northwest Florida State in Niceville, Fla. His coach at NW Florida State was Steve Forbes while he was led in high school by Jeff Bradley.
He averaged eight points and six rebounds per game as a sophomore while his team finished 32-2 and was the National Tournament Runner Up. He has been rated as one of the top junior college players in the country and played in 21 games as a freshman where he helped lead the team to 24-7 record.
In high school, he lettered for four seasons and helped lead Paxton to the District 1-1A title every year and the Florida class 1A Regional Finals in 2010. Paxton reached the Regional Semifinals during his junior and sophomore campaigns.
He was named the All Sports Association/Daily News Basketball Player Of The Year for small schools in 2010 and was a Fourth Team All-Florida Class 1A selection that season as well.
Moore joins Brenton Scott and Alex Etherington as incoming players for the Sycamores this fall.